Former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro ('66) was the keynote speaker at the second ceremony of three Spring Commencement ceremonies at Western Washington University on June 12, 2010.

Kevin Raymond, a former member of the Board of Trustees at Western Washington University, speaks at the third WWU commencement ceremony on June 12, 2010, in Carver Gymnasium.

Raymond, director of external affairs for two green technology companies, is a graduate of WWU's Huxley College of the Environment.

Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire speaks during the first ceremony of Western Washington University's commencement on June 12, 2010, in Carver Gymnasium on campus.

Yong-Taek Kim, a visiting assistant professor of Japanese at Western Washington University, presents “Linguistic Descriptions of the Same Event in Japanese, Korean, Chinese and English.”

As a part of Japan Week, Kim compares grammar constructions in Japanese, Korean, Chinese and English to provide a conceptual framework in understanding how speakers of different languages perceive the same situation and how they encode it linguistically.

Students in the Industrial Design program at Western Washington University have created a number of design concepts using Pranav Mistry's SixthSense technology.

The concept shown here is designed specifically for search and rescue operations by Dieter Amick and is one of 13 projects done in the Junior ID studio. For more designs, visit Industrial Design's channel on YouTube.


Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard made this presentation Friday, May 7, to roughly 175 "Western Advocates," community members who have taken an active interest in the university.

In his presentation, Shepard discusses the results of the 100 Conversations initiative and asks for feedback from the attendees.

A PDF of the materials Shepard used in his presentation is available via the link below.

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard appeared on the "Up Front" television program from KING 5-TV this past weekend to talk about the cuts to state institutions of higher education in the recent budgets.

This video is also available on the KING 5 website here.

Western Washington University student Kathryn Bachen made this video for Western Washington University's Center for Service-Learning as a tool for them to use to introduce people to their international service learning program, which debuts in summer 2010. Bachen went to Kenya with others from WWU in the summer of 2009 and used the video, audio and photos she got to make this video.

Midori Takagi is an associate professor at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University. She is a third-generation Japanese American born in New York City. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. in history from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in New York.

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire addresses Western Washington University faculty and staff members in a pre-recorded video played at the 33rd Annual Spring Recognition Ceremony on campus Tuesday, May 4.